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Revisiting Ecology and Plant Nutrition

As we are coming towards the end of term, children have been revisiting topics of Ecology and Plant Nutrition/respiration in plants as well as many other areas. Display posters were created which involved diagrams and pictures showing the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants. By the end, the children were able to demonstrate understanding of the process of seed dispersal, the processes of pollination, fertilisation and germination as well mention the different stages Read more [...]

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Exploring Earthworms- Miniature Ecosystem

Our home-schooled children have been working together to make a mini-ecosystem for earthworms, using a soda bottle and a little creativity. As with all other organisms, earthworms occupy a certain niche: They are both decomposers and consumers, feeding on things like decomposing remains, manure, and other small underground organisms like nematodes, bacteria, fungi, and rotifers. Earthworms breathe by coating themselves with mucus, which allows dissolved oxygen to pass into their bloodstream, Read more [...]

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Sheep Heart Dissection in Science!

By studying the anatomy of a sheep’s heart, children learned about how our own heart pumps blood through your body and keeps us alive. The experience of dissecting real animal material adds an extra dimension to understanding the structure of the heart and the relationship of structure to function. The activity allowed the children to investigate and explore the texture and thickness of the vessel and chamber walls, and the movement of the different kind of valves. Using handouts with Read more [...]

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Learning Arabic Human Body Vocabulary!

Our home-schooled children have been learning Arabic vocabulary and labelling parts of the human heart.

The activity involved using online and paper resources to identify and label the main parts of the heart in Arabic.

They then went on to describe the functions of the different parts of the heart focusing on spoken and written language.

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Tutor Led Hands-on Blubber Glove Activity!

In Science our home-schooled children have been busy making a blubber glove and have been exploring what blubber does in the cold and in the heat. To prepare, the children gently kneaded the vegetable shortening and distributed it evenly between the bags. They then placed their hand inside the blubber glove and dipped the gloved hand into the cold water for one minute. After this, the children were instructed to place the warm washcloth inside the blubber glove and feel the outside of the Read more [...]

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Linking Fruits & Colours @Kids Club Arabic

Following on from last week’s session on Tuesday, children at our Kids Arabic started linking the variety of fruits that they learned with associated colours. Using the immersive language strategy, the tutor also supported the children to pronounce the names of the fruits and colours featuring key fruit images and vocabulary. They also participated in a Fruit and Colours Matching Game which gave the children the chance to reinforce fine motor skills by working on the task challenge whereby Read more [...]

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Making Egyptian Bracelets Using Bright Vibrant Colours and Shiny Gemstones!

During History, Key Stage 1 children have been learning about Ancient Egyptian Jewellery. During this time, Jewellers were skilled craftsmen. The jewellery was beautiful and colourful, and was made out of copper and gold wire, gemstones, coloured glass beads, and colourfully painted clay beads. Wide collars were popular, as were rings, earrings, and bracelets worn at the wrist, upper arm and around the ankle. Some jewellery was made of faience (a ceramic material made from crushed quartz Read more [...]

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Painting Modelling Clay Fruit Sculptures!

Key Stage 2 have been learning how to make fruit with modelling clay.

The tactile nature of allows children to develop their imaginations and their motor skills while having fun.

Using the right tools, the children were able to create their fruits and once the clay sculptures were dry they then got the opportunity to paint them and add fine details.

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AbaKhan Fabric Store visit in Manchester!

On Tuesday, some of our home-schooled children visited the AbaKhan Fabric Store in Manchester. As part of the Art Curriculum the children have been focusing on designing and will be making handbags this term. The AbaKhan Store is the leading UK fabric, sewing, knitting, dressmaking and haberdashery accessories store chain. The children have already chosen their preferred style of handbag from among the following: satchel, messenger or tote. They enjoyed purchasing items for their handbags Read more [...]

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Cooking Activity-Serving an Ethiopian Meal!

Our home-schooled children have been learning about Ethiopia and Liberia during History.

They took part in a cooking activity serving an Ethiopian meal.

Ethiopian food is served on Injera-a special kind of flat bread that looks like a gigantic sourdough pancake.

Food is piled on the Injera, and diners tear off pieces of the Injera and use it to eat the food on top of it.

The food is made up of a mixture of cottage cheese and yogurt and Dora Wat (a spicy chicken recipe).

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